jack ladder

noun

Definition of jack ladder

1 : a ship's ladder with wooden rungs and side ropes
2a : an inclined plane up which logs are moved from pond to sawmill typically consisting of a V-shaped trough within which an endless chain carries the logs upward

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“Jack ladder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jack%20ladder. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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